2020-2021 Registered Student Organizations

To get in touch with an organization, email soar@ucsc.edu to ask for the contact information for the organization. SOMeCA can only provide contact information for organizations that are currently registered. This list is updated weekly.




    Association for Computing Machinery-Women (ACMW) We are stem club on campus dedicated to helping women and non-binary genders develop both technical and social skills
    Chemistry Club Provide online outreach to schools and educate students about Chemistry via performing experiments for students to watch.


    CHALE  (Chicanxs, and, Latinxs Educandose) provides workshops and events to address the low rates of recruitment, retention, and graduation that the Chicanx/Latinx student community faces within higher education. 
    Cognitive Science Student Association (CogSci) A student-run organization (open to all majors) created for peers seeking guidance and community within the Cognitive Science community. 
    Community Unified Student Network (CUSN) CUSN is a student-initiated retention program that is dedicated to the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community at UCSC> 
    Creative Tech Design (CTD) Creating a community for aspiring UX/UI designers to learn more about the career field and build a network for the future. 
    Data Science at UCSC Data Science @ UCSC promotes interest in data science while preparing students for future careers through group projects, educational workshops and industry events | Official website: datascienceucsc.org
    Developer Student Club at UCSC, DSC To impact and empower students through understanding, using, and reflecting on technology. DSC will host workshops, projects, and other events. 
    Game Design and Art Collaborations A Club to learn game development by meeting and collaborating with members from other disciplines while making games.


    Hermanos Unidos de UCSC Latino male retention organization that focuses on Academics, Community Service, and Social Networking.


    Integrated Anthropology Association Anthropology has the potential for many interdisciplinary pathways for academic study. The IAA works to introduce students to new pathways by exposing them to the many subdivisions within Anthropology to express the diversity of the discipline.


    Kuya-Ate Mentorship Program KAMP is a student initiated and student led retention program that targets, but not exclusive to, the PilipinX community.


    Mock Trial at UCSC Teach the legal process and compete within the framework of AMTA.


    Model United Nations, SLUG MUN To provide those interested in international affairs, politics, public speaking, and competition with a platform to hone said interests and skills.
    National Society of Collegiate Scholars Honor society dedicated to recognizing and elevating high-achieving students.
    NeuroTech Santa Cruz UCSC’s Undergraduate Neurotechnology Club, teaching curriculum and building projects related to Brain-Computer Interfaces and Computational Neuroscience. 
    Pre-Health Student Council (PHSC) The purpose of the PHSC is to establish a sense of communication and collaborative efforts between pre-health SOAR clubs on campus in an effort to build a stronger pre-health community at UCSC. 
    Pre-Student Osteopathic Medical Association (Pre-SOMA) We are an organization dedicated to helping pre-med/health students on the pathway to health careers through internships and mentoring. 
    Santa Cruz Artificial Intelligence SCAI is the first organization at UCSC dedicated to providing undergraduates with practical and digestible instruction on applied ML.
    UMOJA UMOJA, meaning Unity in Swahili, is a student initiated, student run retention program for African/Black/Caribbean students here at UCSC
    Undergraduate Neuroscience Club (UNC) The UNC aims to link undergraduates who share an interest in neuroscience to a community that fosters collaboration and an open mind. 

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  • Cultural & Identity

    Asian and Pacific Islander Student Alliance (APISA) APISA emphasizes the unity and empowerment of AA/PI communities on campus through celebration and the fostering of critical consciousness.


    Bayanihan at UC Santa Cruz Bayanihan is a community that promotes a greater understanding and appreciation of the Pilipino and Pilipino-American culture and experience


    Beyond Dreams Beyond Dreams encourages, promotes, & further supports the retention of undocumented students, mixed-status families & allies at UCSC.


    Black Womxn's Alliance We are an ABC identified club on UCSC campus for womxn. Each week we come together to bond over our similarities as black people and allies.


    Black Student Union (BSU) A community support space for Black Students on the University of California, Santa Cruz campus.


    CentroAmericanos Unidos CentroAmericanos Unidos is a diverse group of students aiming to create comunidad within the Central American and Latinx community.


    Chinese Student Association A social and ethnic organization celebrating Chinese-American and Asian-American culture, identity, and community at UCSC.
    Chinese Students & Scholars Association Dedicated to fostering friendships in the Chinese community, promoting the interests, and awareness of Chinese culture in the UCSC community.


    Environmental Studies Graduate BIPOC Caucus We are a group of BIPOC-identified graduate students in the Environmental Studies department dedicated to developing anti-racist organizing infrastructure to support students, faculty, staff, and other community members of color.


    The Jewish Student Union Of UC Santa Cruz Our purpose is to be a safe, welcoming place for Jewish and non-Jewish students can learn and celebrate Jewish holidays, explore Jewish culture/ traditions from different places of the Jewish diaspora, and engage in community service projects.


    Grupo Folklorico Los Mejicas de UCSC Los Mejicas is dedicated to provide a safe retention space for all its members, while learning Mexican Folk dances and their culture.


    Han Chinese Clothing Association Helps to promote the art style and culture of traditional Chinese through the traditional clothing and customs.
    Hermanas Unidas de UCSC Provide resources and leadership opportunities for predominantly Chicanx/Latinx college students and alumni in order to foster Hermandad.


    Hmong Student Association We, the Hmong Student Association, strive to promote a higher education within the Hmong community and provide a safe empowering environment for students to express their opinions. We are devoted to inspire the Hmong population to further educate themselves and the local community about our culture, heritage, and traditions.


    Indian Student Association ISA is a cultural organization at UC Santa Cruz. Our aim is to spread awareness about the Indian culture on campus through various events.
    Iranian Student Union The purpose of this club is to create an environment for people who would like to connect to the Iranian culture. It is important for people to connect to a culture they feel they identify with, but also to enjoy the different festivities that are specific to the culture. Making the transition to the University is not an easy one for a lot of people. In a lot of cases, students deal with a loss of identity. Therefore, one of the purposes of the club will be to make the transition for those coming into the school as smooth as possible. Incoming freshmen and transfer students will be matched with club members to help them make the transition as comfortable as possible. ISU is an organization that helps people connect to their identity and for people to feel more attuned with the culture. This club promotes the importance of identity, solidarity, and culture. The purpose is to help people grow and connect to their culture, and ultimately, themselves .
    Isang Himig Isang Himig is the a capella group at UCSC housed under Bayanihan.
    Japanese Student Association JSA is an organization that provides connections and community for any UCSC student that is part of or interested in Japanese culture.


    Kalanjali Translating to "offering of art", Kalanjali provides a platform for practicing Bharatanatyam, an Indian classical dance form.


    Korean American Student Association (KASA) The Korean American Student Association is open to all students who would like to learn more about Korean culture, heritage, and trends.


    Melanin UCSC Melanin UCSC strives to connect the African, Black, and Caribbean population by holding fun social events where students can form friendships and network with one another. Instagram: @UCSC_Melanin


    Pagkakaisa Dance Troupe Filipino traditional dance aspect under Bayanihan


    The Student Alliance of North American Indians (SANAI) Student run organization for Indigenous students and allies to be in community, celebrate culture, and advocate for Native social issues.


    UCSC South Asian Society (SAS) UCSC's South Asian Society is founded on the basis to create political, cultural, and social discussions in the South Asian community.


    Vietnamese Student Organization VSA aims to unite Vietnamese-Americans at UCSC and anyone else who's interested in Vietnamese culture.


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  • Environmental & Sustainability

    Marine Science Club The Marine Science Club is a resource for students who share a passion for the ocean and want to learn or pursue a career in marine sciences!


    Sea Slugs at UCSC Our purpose is to promote environmental stewardship through education & coastal community service.


    Student Environmental Center SEC is a student-run, student-led organization empowering and educating others for a just and a sustainable campus.



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  • General Interest

    Coffee House Chess The organization is interested in the different facets of chess. For example, members would play chess, members would research chess tactics/strategies, and members would participate in viewings of chess related media.


    Philosophical Slug Society The undergraduate philosophy club at UCSC, where students engage in philosophical discourse across all disciplines.
    Pre-Veterinary Club The Pre-Veterinary Club is a group for any individuals with an interest in medicine, animals, and community.


    Slug Anime and Manga Association (SAMA) We’re a chill and social club that meets every Saturday to watch and discuss Japanese media.


    Slug Gaming UCSC'S Slug Gaming goal is to build a student community supporting casual/competitive play, game discussion, and participation at events.


    Society of STEM Sisters We are a social organization created to empower women in STEM and help them develop socially, academically, and professionally.


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  • Greek Letter

    Alpha Epsilon Pi Developing future leaders of the Jewish community and promoting Jewish values through brotherhood.
    Alpha Kappa Delta Phi The purpose is to promote sisterhood, scholarship, service, sisterhood, and Asian-Awareness in the University and the community. 
    Alpha Kappa Psi All major inclusive Co-Ed Business Fraternity.
    Alpha Phi Omega To prepare campus and community leaders through service. 
    Alpha Psi Sorority The purpose of this organization will be to establish and maintain a sisterhood of women encouraging personal and social development while striving for academic and intellectual excellence. 
    College Panhellenic Panhellenic is the umbrella term for the three sororities on campus: Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Kappa Alpha Theta.
    Delta Sigma Pi (DSP) Delta Sigma Pi is UCSC’s oldest and largest co-ed business fraternity; we value professionalism, brotherhood, and community service.
    Delta Sigma Theta (DST) An organization of college-educated women committed to developing its members and to public service focused on the Black community. 
    Gamma Phi Beta Our mission is to inspire the highest type of womanhood. 
    Kappa Alpha Theta  Social organization to promote sisterhood, philanthropy, and scholarship. The first Greek-letter fraternity for women.
    Kappa Gamma Delta The purpose of Kappa Gamma Delta is to educate students about grad school applications & help them with the process; to develop leadership, communication skills & maturity; & to provide support academically, emotionally & socially.
    Kappa Kappa Gamma (KKG) Kappa Kappa Gamma is an organization to support women socially, academically, and to encourage philanthropy. To strengthen the bonds of sisterhood. 
    Kappa Zeta Kappa Zeta Sorority is a sisterhood based on the fundamentals of female empowerment, multicultural identity, and communal support.
    Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity Form a strong bond uniting students to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under law. To guide students in pursuing a legal career. 
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi This organization is devoted to friendship, motivation, opportunity, leadership, and to provide a Jewish experience for the community.
    Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.  Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. is a Latino-based social fraternity that believes in the fairness, opportunity, and the equality of all men.
    Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. We strive to empower women through academics and professional growth to help their surrounding communities. 
    Sigma Mu Delta The mission of Sigma Mu Delta is to unify premedical students in a brotherhood dedicated to academic excellence.
    Sigma Omicron Pi , SOPi Sigma Omicron Pi is the first national Asian-interest sorority. Our purpose is to promote unity, friendship, leadership and service. 
    Sigma Phi Zeta Fraternity We are a local multicultural fraternity dedicated to community service, academic excellence, cultural diversity, and brotherhood.
    Sigma Pi Alpha Sorority Inc A Chicana/Latina based sorority that strives to empower women from all cultures through community service, campus involvement, and sisterhood. 
    Tau Kappa Epsilon, TKE To promote better men for a better world by fostering brotherhood and growth. tygraham@ucsc.edu
    Theta Pi Sigma  Theta Pi Sigma is an all-gender, queer-inclusive Greek organization that provides opportunities and support for LGBTQ+ students and allies.
    Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.  Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, INc is one of nine historically black greek lettered orgs. We are a community-conscious, action-oriented organization. 

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  • Media - Broadcast

    Film Production Coalition Filmmaking student organization to promote and educate the filmmaking experience for students.
    On the Spot (OTS) We work to educate students in all aspects of video production through the production of comedy sketch content.
    Student Cable Television (SCTV) Student Cable Television is an organization and council comprised of representatives from several media organizations on the UCSC campus.

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  • Media - Print

    Alay Alay is an original student publication comprised of written and visual art, with an emphasis on Filipino culture. 
    Chinquapin Chinquapin is the longest-running student-governed literary anthology at UCSC. We annually publish student prose, poetry, fiction, and visual art.
    City on a Hill Press (CHP) City on a Hill Press is the student-run newspaper of record at UC Santa Cruz.
    Fishrap Live! Fish Rap Live! is a comedic newspaper reminiscent in style to The Onion. Now online at fishrap.live, like everything else has been since 2002
    Fruitcake UCSC's only comic and art mag
    Leviathan Jewish Journal We are a Jewish-centric academic, literary and arts journal. 
    Matchbox Magazine Matchbox Magazine is a UC-wide collaborative writing project. The magazine published poetry, art and more from across the UC system.
    Red Wheelbarrow Red Wheelbarrow is a UCSC-specific literary anthology that publishes UCSC students' poetry, prose, and art in a free publication every Spring.
    Scientific Slug Scientific Slug is a student-run magazine that connects artists, writers, and scientists/researchers to communicate current research at UCSC.
    Shutterslug Photography Shutterslug is dedicated to the enrichment of the photographic community through weekly meetings, workshops and publications.
    TWANAS Literary mag/community space for BIPOC

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  • Performing & Visual Arts


    African American Theater Arts Troupe (AATAT) We are a student led theater arts troupe for Black and African American students.


    Haluan Hip-Hop Dance Troupe Haluan is a hip-hop dance team housed under Bayanihan. We perform and host on-campus events, as well compete in the Bay Area.


    The Hightones An all soprano-alto a cappella singing group.


    JK Family Kazoku Kajok We aim to create a non-audition based, open-style dance community for people who like American, Korean, and Japanese music.


    Kasama Ballroom Dance Troupe A ballroom dance team housed under Bayanihan that focuses on bringing people together through their passion and interest in ballroom dance.


    Mariachi Eterno de UCSC A safe space for students of color at UCSC to grow as musicians and find opportunities to perform through Mexican Folk Music


    POPreKa UCSC's K-pop cover dance group. We aim to create a community for dancers and lovers of K-pop. No dance experience necessary!


    Rainbow Theater Rainbow Theater was established to give BIPOC students a space to act or direct shows, creating stories that showcase and explore their cultures.


    Sabrosura Latin Dance Troupe To spread the Latin American and Caribbean cultures & rituals through the art of dance.


    Sequoia Singers A Cappella Sequoia Singers is UCSC's newest a cappella group! We are committed to creating a lasting community and sharing music with our UCSC peers.


    Slugs in Fishnets UCSC's shadow cast of the Rocky Horror Picture Show


    Taza Tal Taza Tal is UCSC's competitive south asian fusion acapella team



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  • Political & Advocacy


    BridgeSantaCruz BridgeSantaCruz brings students of different ideologies, perspectives, and backgrounds together to talk about the current issues of our time.


    CALPIRG Students UCSC CALPIRG is a student directed & funded nonprofit that works to defend the environment, protect public health, and promote civic engagement.


    College Democrats at UC Santa Cruz The official campus organization affiliated with the County and State Democratic Parties. We are dedicated to electing Democrats at the local,


    Girl Up Slugs We are dedicated to making a difference by empowering women. Group members learn to become global leaders by raising awareness through advocacy, education, and fundraising to support the world’s most vulnerable communities of women.


    MEChA de UCSC MEChA de UCSC strives for the equity of Chicanx/Latinx students in higher education through political consciousness and solidarity.


    Period. This clubs aims to help educate, end the stigma around menstruation, and provide pads, diva cups, and tampons to Santa Cruz students and the larger Santa Cruz community.


    South Asian Federation *Will be emailed


    Students Against Sexual Assault SASA is dedicated to the elimination of sexual assault and sexual harassment on the UCSC campus and surrounding communities.


    The Student Parent Organization Our organization aims to support Student-Parents, promote advocacy, and to bridge the gaps between on and off-campus Student-Parents in order to build community amongst all forms of Student-Parents attending UCSC


    UC Santa Cruz College Republicans

    We are the College Republicans club. Our club meetings are open to anyone regardless of political affiliation. In fact, we love discussing with those who disagree with us to widen our perspectives and allow people to meet with others with different views. We hold our meetings weekly on Thursdays from 8-10pm, and if you would like to join, then message us on our facebook page or email us at ucsantacruzcollegerepublicans@gmail.com

    UCSC Underground Scholars Initiative USI works to decrease recidivism through expanding communal and financial support to persons directly impacted by mass incarceration.



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  • Professional

    180 Degrees Consulting @ UCSC (180dc) 180 Degrees Consulting provides management and strategy consulting services to non-profits to help them reach their fullest potential. 
    American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Provide guidance and support system for pre-med students on UCSC campus. 
    Aspiring Nursing Students Association (ANSA) ANSA aims to empower aspiring nurses in their academic, personal, and professional goals by providing mentorship and educational resources.
    Aspiring Physician Assistant Association (APAA) We are committed to educating Pre-PA students about their future health profession by organizing activities and providing monitorship support.
    Gesher Group, Gesher, GG Gesher Group is a student organization that aims to bridge the gap between the classroom and the workplace. 
    Mock Trial at UCSC Teach the legal process and compete within the framework of AMTA
    National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) NSBE is a safe space for underrepresented STEM students to develop themselves professionally and positively impact the community. 
    Pre-Dental Society  The purpose of the Pre-Dental Society at UC Santa Cruz is to expose undergraduates students of UCSC to the field of dentistry. It will allow opportunities. 
    Slugs Fund Investment Group, SFIG Slugs Fund Investment Group is a student organization focused on the topics of the financial markets and investing/trading in them. 
    Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) SASE is dedicated to the advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers in education and employment so that they can achieve their full career potential. 
    The BUZZ The BUZZ aims to create and establish a community of students interested in marketing, PR, and social media and provide both theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the fields. 
    Tomorrow’s Medical Community (TMC) TMC seeks to educate, guide, and prepare pre-health students through the UCSC pre-health journey through mentorship and community. 
    Women in Science Society Establishing an environment of motivation and mutual support and promoting the academic and professional success of women in STEM.

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  • Religious & Spiritual

    Klesis Christian Fellowship (Klesis) We are UCSC campus fellowship that meets weekly to study the bible and build lasting friendships. 
    Muslim Student Association (MSA) Our MSA is dedicated to spreading awareness about the peaceful message of Islam and uniting the UCSC community.
    Sikh Student Association SSA is a faith based and activist student organization that strives to spread awareness about Sikhism and the Sikh Community.
    The Upper Room Christian Fellowship To create a community in which both Christians and non-Christians can explore their faith, build friendships, and learn about Jesus. (Formerly known as Vintage Faith)

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  • Service


    American Red Cross Association (ARCA) ARCA strives to alleviate suffering in the face of disasters! We host Blood Drives & provide volunteer opportunities, experience, and training.
    Circle K International A volunteer organization that focuses around the tenets of Service, Leadership, and Fellowship.


    Colleges Against Cancer We raise cancer awareness and plan fundraising events, like Relay for Life, to raise money for cancer patients and cancer research.


    Emergency Medical Slugs Club for students who love the medical field and the practically applying it to jobs, especially the EMT field.


    MEDLIFE Santa Cruz Chapter Our purpose is to build a campus wide movement empowering the poor in
    their fight for equal access to healthcare, education, and a safe home.


    National Alzheimer's Buddies We build student-resident relationships to help alleviate the often over-looked social and emotional challenges caused by Alzheimer's.


    Operation Smile We raise awareness about children born with cleft lip/palate and help those born in developing countries get the quality care they deserve!


    Rotaract Club of Santa Cruz County Community service organization under Rotary international which also provides professional development and fellowship.


    Volunteers Around the World Volunteers Around the World's focus is to provide communities with access to medical treatment by running mobile clinics in under-served co



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  • Dismissed Organizations

    Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity Dismissed by UC Santa Cruz in 2018 as a result of risk management violations. 
    Pi Alpha Phi Fraternity Dismissed by UC Santa Cruz in 2021 as a result of risk management violations including hazing.
    Psi Chi Omega Fraternity Dismissed by UC Santa Cruz in 2005 as a result of risk managment violations including hazing.
    Ski & Snowboard Club Dismissed by UC Santa Cruz as a result of risk management violations. 
    Theta Chi Fraternity Dismissed by UC Santa Cruz in 2019 as a result of risk management violations and failure to comply with University sanctions including hazing. 

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